Daily Archives: October 8, 2018

Book Review: David A. deSilva, The Letter to the Galatians (NICNT)

Reading Acts deSilva, David A. The Letter to the Galatians. NICNT; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2018. lxxix+541 pp.; Hb.; $55.00. Link to Eerdmans Over the past few years Eerdmans has been replacing older volumes of the New International Commentary on … Continue reading

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Each According to Its Kind

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Book Review: Shahnameh

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Shanameh:  The Persian Book Of Kings, written by Abolqasem Ferdowsi, translated by Dick Davis This is a large book to get through and it is likely that few readers will try.  For those who…

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Lebanon’s Looming Fiscal Crisis and the Golden-Rule Solution

Originally posted on International Liberty:
I’ve been in Lebanon for the past few days, but not because I’m seeking a replacement for the Princess of the Levant. Instead, I’m here because the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies arranged a briefing…

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CIA Hits of Yesterday and Today: Nicaragua Collection — OffGuardian

When I was knee high to a grasshopper and listening to 1984 (For the Love of Big Brother) by the Eurythmics on my jambox, CIA agents were dropping tons of drugs on my state and training death squads in our … Continue reading

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An interesting dig that does not yet prove anything

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
In the last few weeks I have seen a proliferation of articles in the popular Christian press suggesting that new evidence of the exodus may have been found. See here, here and here. So I looked…

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Mesopotamian Mondays: Deities Who Forget

Originally posted on The Biblical Review:
In the ancient world, deities were perceived as sometimes forgetting about humans, their servant subjects. Such is true for ancient Judean religion(s) (i.e. the Hebrew Bible) and Mesopotamian religion(s). So, in what follows, I…

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Torrance Against Annihilationism or Evangelical Conditionalism, Not to Mention Christian Universalisms

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“Moses saw Christ even from the Virgin’s womb drawing the Church to himself, and the Church in the water of baptism drawing Christ to herself”

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
In his mysterious plans the Father had destined a bride for his only Son and presented her to him under the guise of prophetic images. Moses appeared and with deft hand sketched a picture of…

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Divine Magistracy, Retributivism, and Inference

Originally posted on Reformedish:
A few weeks ago, I touched on the matter of consequentialist logic in theology. One of my arguments was that we need to be wary about rejecting some theological premise just because we are used to…

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